Definition of Infernal

1. Noun. An inhabitant of Hell. "His roar made the infernals quake"

2. Adjective. Characteristic of or resembling Hell. "Infernal punishment"
Derivative terms: Inferno, Inferno
Partainyms: Inferno

3. Adjective. Extremely evil or cruel; expressive of cruelty or befitting hell. "Unholy grimaces"
Exact synonyms: Demonic, Diabolic, Diabolical, Fiendish, Hellish, Satanic, Unholy
Similar to: Evil
Derivative terms: Demon, Devil, Unholiness

4. Adjective. Expletives used informally as intensifiers. "An infernal nuisance"
Exact synonyms: Blame, Blamed, Blasted, Blessed, Damn, Damned, Darned, Deuced, Goddam, Goddamn, Goddamned
Similar to: Cursed, Curst
Derivative terms: Damned

5. Adjective. Of or pertaining to or characteristic of a very uncontrolled and intense fire. "Infernal heat"
Partainyms: Inferno
Derivative terms: Inferno

6. Adjective. Being of the underworld. "Infernal regions"

Definition of Infernal

1. a. Of or pertaining to or suitable for the lower regions, inhabited, according to the ancients, by the dead; pertaining to Pluto's realm of the dead, the Tartarus of the ancients.

2. n. An inhabitant of the infernal regions; also, the place itself.

Definition of Infernal

1. Adjective. Of or relating to hell, or the world of the dead; hellish. ¹

2. Adjective. (context: by extension) Of or relating to a fire or inferno. ¹

3. Adjective. Stygian, gloomy. ¹

4. Adjective. Diabolical or fiendish. ¹

5. Adjective. (British as an expletive not vulgar) Very annoying; damned. ¹

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Definition of Infernal

1. pertaining to hell [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Infernal

inferior vestibular area
inferior vestibular nucleus
inferior vocal cord
inferior vocal fold
inferior wall of orbit
inferior wall of tympanic cavity
inferiority complex
infernal (current term)
infernal machine
infernal region
inferolateral margin
inferolateral myocardial infarction
inferomedial margin

Literary usage of Infernal

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Age of Fable; Or, Beauties of Mythology by Thomas Bulfinch, John Loughran Scott (1898)
"The infernal Regions—The Sib'yl. The infernal Regions. As at the commencement of our series we have given the pagan account of the creation of the world, ..."

2. The Odyssey of Homer by Homer (1853)
"New as they were to that infernal shore, The suitors stopp'd, and gazed the hero o'er. 30 When, moving slow, the regal form they view'd Of great Atrides: ..."

3. The Historic Note-book: With an Appendix of Battles by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1891)
"Like calling all foot soldiers 'the Prince of Wales's Own.1 infernal ... infernal Machines. I. 21 Dec., 1800. A machino planted by tho Chouans in tho Rue ..."

4. Lessons in Elocution: Or, A Selection of Pieces, in Prose and Verse, for the by William Scott (1829)
"Moloch the fallen Angel, to the infernal . 'Millions that stand in arms, and longing wait The signal to ascend, sit ling'ring here, Heav'ns fugitives, ..."

5. An exposition of the Creed by John Pearson, Apostles' creed (1843)
"others yet which thought that Christ delivered the Patriarchs from their infernal mansions, did not think so exclusively, or in opposition to the ..."

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